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QuestionsI’m planning a solar project and need an enclosure for electrical components like circuit breakers and grounding equipment. The equipment will need to be outside where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. What enclosure would you recommend as I’m worried about UV damage.
Simon Notley asked 4 months ago
1 Answers
Chris Lloyd Staff answered 4 months ago

Dear Simon,

Understanding the impact of UV radiation on an enclosure is crucial, especially when it’s housing sensitive electrical components for a solar project. Prolonged UV exposure can degrade the material of the enclosure, compromising its integrity and the safety of the components inside.

At Spelsberg, safeguarding the components within our enclosures is of paramount importance to us. Given your specific requirements and concerns about UV damage, I would strongly recommend our GEOS industrial and outdoor enclosures. https://www.spelsberg.com/geos-industrial-and-outdoor-enclosures/. These enclosures are crafted from high-grade polycarbonate, a material known for its excellent UV-resistant properties.

The GEOS range comes with either IP66 or IP67 ingress protection (IP) rating, offering a high level of protection against environmental conditions, making it particularly well suited to your solar project. They can withstand a temperature range of -40°C to +80°C and incorporate BEL air ventilation to prevent the buildup of condensation within the enclosure, protecting the components inside while maintaining its IP rating.

Additionally, these enclosures feature a secure locking mechanism to prevent unauthorised access. They also offer flexibility in terms of mounting options and internal configurations, allowing you to easily accommodate circuit breakers, grounding equipment and other components – all without compromising the enclosure’s robustness or its ability to protect against contaminants.

To further tailor your enclosure to your specific needs, you may find our online configurator helpful. It allows you to customise various aspects of the enclosure, ensure it meets all your project needs. https://www.spelsberg.co.uk/lp/configurato/

Should you have any more questions or require further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be more than happy to assist you further.

Kind Regards,